This weekend is, first and foremost, a time to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military. But for many people (including me), it is also the unofficial kick-off of summer. Even though I have two days of school left next week, it still feels like summer begins tomorrow.
That might just be because I’m going on a mini-vacation this weekend! The destination is New York City, and it will actually be my second trip to the Big Apple already this year (read about my first one here). But this time I’m leaving the hubby behind and meeting up with my best friend Katie for a girls’ weekend. She’s getting married next year, and since I’m the Maid of Honor, I have the privilege of helping her find a wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses.
So that will be our top priority, but we also have a few other fun plans. Those include seeing Sean Hayes (of Will & Grace fame) and Kristin Chenoweth in the Broadway musical Promises, Promises, hitting up a few tourist destinations, and meeting up with another good friend who lives in the city. I’ll have a full report when I return on Tuesday!
What are your plans for Memorial Day weekend? I hope you’re doing something fun, exciting, and/or restful, depending on your mood. Be safe and enjoy!
The Music Therapy Round Table is a monthly podcast series hosted by myself, Kimberly S. Moore, and Michelle Erfurt. In case you haven’t already read the back-story, here’s a recap: Michelle and I met back in 2008 after she visited my blog. Kimberly and I met in mid-2009 through Twitter. The three of us came together for the first time at the AMTA national conference in San Diego last year, and decided to collaborate on a new podcast centered around music therapy. We recorded our first episode via Skype back in February, and now here we are, three months (and three episodes) later.
In Episode 4, we discuss a topic every single therapist will have to deal with: change. Whether moving to a new studio, moving out-of-town, or going on maternity leave, what’s the most appropriate way to handle these major life transitions with your clients? Listen in as we share stories of how we handled change and discuss things that helped us and our clients. You can either listen directly on our blog, or find us on iTunes and download the episodes to your iPod or iPhone.
We make this announcement in the episode, but I also thought I’d share with you here that at this year’s AMTA national conference, the three of us will be presenting a 5-hour CMTE (that stands for “continuing music therapy education” for you non-MTs) course on the topic of using the internet and social media for business and advocacy. We’re super excited about this opportunity – it’s a big one!
So if you haven’t already, check out our podcast. Oh, and while we’re on the subject of podcasts, I should mention two others that I’d recommend. Janice Harris’ Music Therapy Show and Wade Richards’ Time for Music Podcast are excellent, so check them out as well!